gimx does not allow to update firmware

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tonietlo83
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gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Hello, first of all I apologize for my English since I use the translator.
I have been using the store bought gimx for over a year now and have had no problems.I have gone to use it and it has not worked, and when I want to reinstall the firmware it gives me the following error just when I disconnect and reconnect the adapter to the PC:
"Connecting to programmer: .avrdude: butterfly_recv(): programmer is not responding".
I don't know if I should restore the source code, or what to do. The gimx is connected to a usb on the motherboard.
and if it were the case of reinstalling the source code, how is it done and what files must be inserted.
Thanks in advance for your help
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Hi.
When you installed all drivers and programs that follows with the gimx software -Did you restart your computer? (really common having problems if not restarting after installation.)
Try install everything again and restart then start the gimx launcher and try update the firmware.
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Yes, I have restarted the PC. And the problem continues. I have also used all available usb ports.
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Check all the cables on the adapter, are they all in contact?
The cable you use, is it official sony cable? (Test other cables)
Do you see your adapter connected in device manager?
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Yes, it is in device manager. I use the original cable that came with the adapter, and I have also tried different cables in case that is the problem, but the same thing happens.
I get to the step that says to unplug the adapter and plug it back in and that's on the black screen where the message appears.
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Try unplug/ replug the other end of the adapter when updating.
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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I've tried unplugging one, then the other, both, and it doesn't work either way. I only hear the warning from the computer when I plug the adapter into the pc, when I plug in the end of the cable nothing is heard, nothing connected comes out, not even as an unknown usb.
I have tried with another pc and the same problem arises.
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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I think you have a bad connection on one of the thin cables on the adapter. Please check that you don't have a bridge on the adapters solderpoints.
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Try install these drivers for the UART https://www.silabs.com/documents/public ... Driver.zip
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Re: gimx does not allow to update firmware

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Hello. Sorry for the delay in answering you. When I was going to take the photos for you to see, I removed the transparent plastic cover and noticed that there was a connection that moved between the two plates. I proceeded to solder it again and now it has successfully loaded the firmware and works properly. Thank you very much for your great help.
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